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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant men's basketball freshman Caleb Haynes has been named the USA South Rookie of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 12, announced the conference on Monday afternoon.
The honor is the third of the season for Haynes, who also collected accolades on Jan. 2 and Jan. 9.
The freshman from Section, Ala., was key to Covenant winning two important USA South games on the week. Haynes averaged 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game on the week while shooting 66.7 percent from the field. He scored 13 points with four rebounds in an 81-80 win at Huntingdon last Wednesday before tallying a career-high 17 points to go with nine rebounds in a 67-63 win over Averett on Saturday. Haynes went 6-of-7 from the field, including a 3-pointer, in Saturday's win.
On the year, Haynes is averaging 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, which leads the team. The freshman is second in the USA South in field goal percentage at 61.2 percent for the season.
Covenant (13-10) has won five straight games and will travel to face Maryville on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
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